Tag Archives: Simpsons

Instant Replay

Ten years ago we went out to dinner at Portabello’s in Fly Creek. It was a Sunday night and we thought we had it timed to get home for The Simpsons. Nate was less sure. “Oh no, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Getting Educated

It was Christmastime in Mrs. Bliss’ English class. Mrs. Terry Bliss, who is married to Mr. Terry Bliss. Nate was a favorite of Mrs. Bliss. They linked up in a shared devotion to Disneyana. The last day before the holiday … Continue reading

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Two of Us Riding Nowhere

“Dad, you’re late for your post,” Nate told me. He was right. My iPhone had chimed with the pre-set alarm reminding me it was time to log in. Truth is, I’ve been writing all week, but not Mission of Complex … Continue reading

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The Agony and The Ecstasy (or, Nate as Michelangelo)

Before Nate was born, Karen and I decided that we weren’t going to cordon off parts of our house and prioritize our things over our kid. We’d seen that with some friends, who made certain rooms verboten to their toddlers. Gotta keep the … Continue reading

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A Blog Milestone

It’s been a fairly slow week around here. The weekend had two highlights. The first was on Saturday, when Nate sat down at his laptop and wrote code for his class on Web Design. I saw him sit down, and, when … Continue reading

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Mr. Social Networking

After Nate sent a message on Facebook, pretending to be me (My Homegrown Hacker), I’ve been pushing him to sit for a few minutes with me and create his own page. One of his professors suggested that over a year ago, … Continue reading

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Voices Inside His Head

Years ago, Nate was so compulsive about The Simpsons DVD box sets that it distracted him from school and drove him to wild extremes. His frustration lead to tantrums and serious outbursts. After another day came and went without a release … Continue reading

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